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Sunset reviews

Anti-dumping duties are imposed for a 5-year period. Towards the end of the 5-year period a sunset review is to determine if an anti-dumping duty is still necessary. At the end of the process, the duty is maintained, revised or terminated.

A sunset review investigation will initiate after domestic manufacturers or producers of the subject products submit an application to ITAC.

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The advantage of participating in sunset reviews is that, each exporter cooperating in the sunset review will have its own anti-dumping duty calculated. This means anti-dumping duties will be different between cooperating exporters. Some exporters will end up with a no anti-dumping duty, lower anti-dumping duty or higher anti-dumping duty. No anti-dumping duty is imposed on cooperating exporters found not dumping.

A countrywide anti-dumping duty (or residual duty) is imposed on all non-cooperating exporters. This means an exporter who is not dumping but does not cooperate with the sunset review may unnecessarily end up with a residual anti-dumping duty.

New shipper review (New exporter review)

Exporters that did not export to South Africa during the original anti-dumping investigation maybe exempted from existing anti-dumping duties by applying for a new shipper review.

The process allows ITAC to determine if the new exporter is dumping or not. An anti-dumping duty is not imposed if there is no dumping. Without a new shipper review, the countrywide anti-dumping duty applies to new exporters.

Interim review

Significantly changed circumstances in the exporting company are grounds for reviewing the existing anti-dumping duty only for the specific exporter.

This review is also known as a changed circumstances review is an option for companies that already have their own anti-dumping duty calculated from a previous anti-dumping investigation.

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